Monday, November 2, 2015

Weekly Roundup 10.26-11.1

Week 5 of 16

Happy Halloween!  Week 5 was a fun one!  I feel like I’m starting to get in the groove of training—although I have the challenge of Daylight Savings ahead of me.  We turned the clocks back on Saturday night and we will see how that affects me and my training.

What I can say is that marathon training has been good to my sleep patterns!  Week 5 I averaged over 8 hours of sleep a night for the first time since FEBRUARY!  And when I looked at that week, I had one 10 hour sleep night—on a day that I called in sick to work.  I can remember the days when I averaged 10 hours of sleep a night every week!  That was pre-Mashpee Fitness days…

My run week started with a 6-mile Monday.  I had 6 miles on the calendar although as I was getting ready to run, I reconsidered shortening it to a 4 or 5 mile run as it was my first run since the Cape Cod Half.  I felt way better than expected and miscalculated my run distance and ended up running the planned 6 miles anyways.

Tuesday morning we celebrated Halloween in spin class and the party continued with a costume run at Run Club!  I even went out for a drink (and French fries) after!  Crazy!  I skipped my Wednesday run (I’m a wimp in cold rain) and didn’t feel like getting up early Thursday morning to run.  My work schedule changed so I go in a earlier on Thursdays which kind of forces me to use Thursdays as a day off now.  Friday morning I was excited to have company on my long run!  Jason and I ran 10 miles along the bike path and a windy, Chappy loop.

Saturday morning was the Screech at the Beach 5k.  You can see my full race report here.  To make up for my mid-week laziness I ended up running the course before the race and then came home to a 2 mile run with Georgie.  That was her longest run in a long time as I’m just starting to figure her out—planned walk breaks quarter mile or so helps keep her under threshold.  We encountered a black cat crossing the road in front of us (how ironic) and Georgie growled at it but other then that, we had a great run/walk and she was POOPED!  She barely made it into the house.  #winning

Other highlights:

·      Check out Run Jen Run’s Halloween Workout
·      Currently watching Flotrack videos from the New York Marathon.  So inspiring.  Did you see Meb get the American Master’s Marathon Record?  He’s incredible.

Upcoming events:

·      11 weeks until the Houston Marathon!

Monday 10.26.15
6 miles (45:24)
20,611 steps

Tuesday 10.27.15
Marathon Sports Run Club! 3.22 miles (27:53)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Halloween Spin Playlist 2014
10 push ups
18,296 steps

Wednesday 10.28.15
0.53 miles with G (5:00)
10,315 steps

Thursday 10.29.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: Halloween Spin Playlist 2014
Power Water
10 push ups
11,975 steps

Friday 10.30.15
10 miles with Jason (1:24:36)
30,237 steps

Saturday 10.31.15
Happy Halloween!
3 mile warm up (24:26)
Screech at the Beach 5k (20:24)
2 miles with G (18:42)
25,235 steps

Sunday 11.1.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: I Like To Move It Spin Playlist
Burdenko H2O
10 push ups
11,846 steps

Happy Halloween from Georgie!
G mileage disclaimer: None of the mileage reported with Georgie is straight, consistent running. We may run 1 mile in 9 or 10 minutes but in reality we probably covered a 2-3 mile distance with a mix of walking and running.  I stop my watch every time we start walking.


This week’s mileage: 28 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2.5 miles
October Totals: 123 miles
November Totals: 0 miles
2015 Totals: 540 miles

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